I posted my intro in the Welcome section (go say Hi to me!! ) and I'm gonna jump right in with a question. I recently got a Fuji Finepix S7000, and am VERY new to aperature and shutter speed. I've done most of my shooting on Auto mode. I know WHAT they are, but I'm still working on figuring out how to adjust them and pick the right combo for shots. My problem is that even when I use the Auto mode, I usually end up lightening/brightening the photos in Photoshop. Its frustrating becuase I don't feel like i'm really taking good pictures, it seems like cheating to me. Is this normal that you have to "tweak" your photos, or do I just need to get better at lighting and I'll be able to not have to do that? I have read my manual and a "photography for dummies" book, but I'm still having trouble getting the aperature/lighting right. Any tips or hints would be awesome. Thanks! Oh yeah.. last thing.. I noticed many people have a banner in their sig.. what is the size that is acceptable for that? I dont want to bug anyone with a too big sig banner Thank ya Thank ya!